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INTERCOLONIAL.

{Peb Press Association.—Copyright.]

SYDNEY, September 22.

The Government have decided to resume the sale of funded stock at an early date.

MELBOURNE, September 22. A conference of delegates from the agricultural societies resolved that any scheme of federation that did not make provision for the protection of rural industries as at present afforded by intercolonial and import duties, at least on a graduated scale of reduction extending over not less than five years, would not meet with their approval, and would be unjust and inequitable, and would compel them, however reluctantly, to defer their consent to its consummation until such provision is secured. "oil •

Professor Lowrie, of Adelaide, after inquiring on behalf of the Government into the working of agricultural colleges, has submitted his report to Government. He condemns the whole system on both practical and financial grounds, and states that during the past ten years the revenue from the colleges has been .only £19,000, while the expenditure was over £45,000.

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INTERCOLONIAL., Issue 10426, 22 September 1897

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INTERCOLONIAL. Issue 10426, 22 September 1897

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